| 23 February 2004|
Pain of Salvation
Pain of Salvation
23 February 2004
| Eskilstuna, 12 May 2003|
Progressive rock, Progressive metal
Pain of Salvation albums, Progressive rock albums
12:5 is Pain of Salvation's first live album. It was released in 2004 and was recorded from a concert in the band's home town of Eskilstuna, Sweden on 12 May (12.5) 2003. It was an "unplugged" show, meaning that there were only acoustic instruments, i.e. no electric guitars; grand piano and harpsichord (instead of synthesizers). It features songs from all the band's albums to that date except One Hour by the Concrete Lake.
The songs of 12:5 are not simply the original studio versions played with acoustic instruments. Most have been rearranged and have new parts layered over the top of old ones. The reasoning behind this is that the band did not want to simply release "Pain of Salvation Live", but rather a performance of the band taking a more personal and different approach to the material. Reactions to the album were mainly positive, and the band was applauded for its ability to re-interpret their own material. Of particular note is the 12:5 version of "Ashes" which begins with its original intro (in A minor), but then continues in an uplifting major key.
"Reconciliation" contains a short excerpt from the Imperial March theme from the Star Wars trilogy.
At the actual concert the band played an encore song, "Ashes" (in the original key).
Band:Daniel Gildenlöw – lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Fredrik Hermansson – grand piano, harpsichord
Johan Hallgren – acoustic guitar, backing vocals (lead vocals on Chain Sling chorus)
Johan Langell – drums, backing vocals
Kristoffer Gildenlöw – acoustic bass, cello, backing vocals
1Book I: Genesis: Brickwork - Part 1: I (Leaving Entropia T5 A)5:4412:5 Wikipedia
2Book I: Genesis: Brickwork - Part 1: II (This Heart of Mine T5)2:36
3Book I: Genesis: Brickwork - Part 1: III (Song for the Innocent T5)1:24